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hemispheres. >>> joe biden sticks his foot in his mouth in japan, but pulls it out in time to tell off the chinese. >>> it's been a solid year since a gunman open fired and killed 20 children all ages six and seven. it's a tragedy that will be forever difficult to fathom in scope and horror. a short time ago they were released. the state prosecutor that lead the investigation fought to keep them sealed but lost the court battle. they're concerns are absolutely valid. cnn will broadcast a portion of the released audio and they can be placed in the proper context. in the meantime, debra has been pouring over the tapes, what struck you about these 911 calls? >> it was fascinating to hear. the first call was from a work who appear todd be in the office where the gunman was able to gra breakthrough the class. she says he is walking down the hall, carrying his weapon, and that he is shooting. she said sandy hook elementary. the second call is from a woman shot in the foot. she was able to get inside of a classroom and when the dispatcher says, are you in lock downright now, she says no, no w
's really what i try. by tonight the is the sea. joe biden arrived eighteen is expected to deal with inoperable often issues including china's recent ate the ice. he's about to govern through test on nights when its leaders say the political situation that is slowly but surely the tying the knot. on getting any better in ukraine where opposition leaders wanted the divisions of the country is the corporate and present it to get a clue to stop. how do you not love him again. the agency has delivered a report that the commissioning process of the crumpled sushi but the hip hop. a big welcome to cctv news article in the evening wednesday here in the ageing us what we stop with a story that has ruffled some interact with others of the last week or so ever since it was announced that china will establish a new air defense identification zone. now the defense ministry as we get from this new announcement over the east china sea say it is not an expansion of china's airspace. it is sadly not targeting any country specific defense ministry spokesman kong and shop modifying a press confer
judge green lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high levels of the chemical in his body. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas draiton, good to have you with us. we are learning about the man at the controls when a speeding commuter train derailed in new york city, killing four and injuring dozens more. the engineer was in a daze at the time. lisa stark has more on the investigation. >> the national transportation safety board wouldn't say what condition the engineer may have been in prior to the tragedy, but found no indications of mechanic call problems. the brakes on the train, that barrelled along at 80 miles per hour, the breaks were tested before the run began, and worked fine at all the stops before the accident. here is board member earl weener. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brakes were not functioning. >> rockerfe
in china for a visit that has been overshadowed by regional tensions. before leaving japan, joe biden blamed beijing for escalating the dispute between the two neighbours over the islands. he'll raise the issue with china's leaders. i'm joined by joseph cheng from the university. how do you think joe biden will be received in china after it is clear that he is japan's ally. >> chinese leaders understand that the vice president will probably try to assume a balanced role. on one hand providing reassurance to the united states most important ally in the asia pacific region, and trying to maintain good relations with china, with the intentions of playing a mediating role as it did - on at least two occasions when the japanese government pertains the disputed island. and when the japanese district court tried to prosecute a detained captain from china. >> is it possible to do both. can it provide the u.s. - can the u.s. provide reassurances to japan and maintain good relations. will the china go ahead with the trade and business talks unaffected. >> to a considerable extent, yes. the chin
force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the brakes, which was barrelling at 82 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve, the brakes were working fine out all the stocks. here is m.t.s.b. board member earl wiener. >> there's no indications that the break systems were not functioning properly. rocker fella was on the second day of a nine hour shift. he sho
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are hoping to pressure hamid karzai to sign a bilateral peace pack. afghan officials say no deal will be signed unless president karzai's demands are met. >> reporter: this is not fooling around. this is serious business. they are the worlds of the u.s. secretary of state john kerry here in brussels on tuesday evening and addressing the afghan president, hamid karzai. why hasn't the agreement been signed? john kerry wouldn't speculate. john kerry believes the document was agreed last month.. susan rice went to kabul last week, she came away empty handed. what is at stake here is the legal basis upon which troops and trainers can operate in afghanistan in a post 2014 environment. it can't be switched on and off like a light s
. >> and u.s. vice president joe biden is in china today. the top level visit is meant to build on cooperation between the two countries but instead it looks set to be dominated by china's controversial. air defense zone. over regional ireland at the heart of a dispute with japan, the last stop on biden's asia trip. let's bring in our asia correspondent who is covering his trip to china. i imagine it was a bit of a tensor welcome for joe biden today. >> a very tense welcome. making things worse, when he addressed a group of visa applicants at the u.s. embassy and encouraged them to question authority and spoke about academic and intellectual freedoms in the united states. between a tense meeting biden and chinese leaders. today, a state one chinese newspaper "the china daily" warned vice president biden from repeating -- against the repeating further remarks on the air defense issue. earlier this week china said its declaration of this zone was an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and that it raised the risk for accidents and miscalculations in the region. >> what ar
his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice president joe biden meeting with the chinese prime minister xi jinping. the vice president spent yesterday in japan, calling on china to drop sovereigncy over the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says i
of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south beach, lebron. ronn burgundy is taking his talents to bristol. >>> and good day. i need ron burgundy it fill in for me today. i'm andrea mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining m
to the test today. joe biden visiting with chinese president xi jinping. david mckenzie is in beijing following biden's visit. >> reporter: michaela, it was a red carpet welcome for the u.s. vice president but definitely tensions are high in this region. he'll be meeting with xi jinping, china's president, trying to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days
vice president joe biden says america is deeply activity about china's in a disputed group of islands controlled by japan. the matterwill raise with china's president when he visits beijing later this week. a federal judge has approved the largest public bankruptcy in american history. the judge rules today that the city of detroit will be able to reorganize its billions of dollars in debt, which means pensioners and other creditors could receive much less than they are owed. and spectacular pictures from italy where europe's active volcano is erupting again. it is the 19th time the mountain has thrown longer into the sky. there were no injuries, nor any need for evacuations, but a number of flights to the nearby airport were diverted. a russian dancer has been sentenced to six years in jail for his part in an acid attack on the artistic director of the bolshoi ballet company in moscow. he suffered severe burns and damaged eyesight as a result of the assault. james robbins has the story. >> the world's most famous ballet company. bolshoi literally means big. it employs over 200 dancer
." >>> welcome back, everybody. >>> vice president joe biden was in tokyo tuesday to show support for japan. in the wake of china's new air defense zone. the move by china to control international air space has raised tensions between the two countries. while the united states is standing by japan over the matter, biden stopped short of ordering beijing to remove. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> the vice president arrived in beijing early this morning, where he plans to meet with the president. >>> it seems that the house and the senate will agree on a bill to ban manufacturing plastic firearms. the house expanded the bill for two years and the house is expected to do the same when it returns. >>> two sky divers in arizona have been killed in a mid air collision. witnesses say the two divers had open parachutes when they ran into each other causing them to fall about 250 feet. a third sky diver was taken to a nearby hospital. >>> space-x launched into space on tuesday after two previous delays. the launch also marked
what i try. by tonight the is the sea. joe biden arrived eighteen is expected to deal with inoperable often issues including china's recent ate the ice. he's about to govern through test on nights when its leaders say the political situation that is slowly but surely the tying the knot. on getting any better in ukraine where
class and congress must make the economy work for everyone. >>> vice president joe biden is meeting with flood leaders in b. a state run newspaper accused the u.s. of taking japan's side in the clash. >>> a leader of hezbollah was gunned down in front of his home in beirut. hezbollah blames israel and israel denies the accusation. if you're lucky enough to have a job you're passionate about, you may not be lucky enough to get the insurance to go with it. one group is trying to help musicians. robert ray has more. [ music ] >> reporter: look in any direction on any corner there is a singer, songwriter and melody maker. nashville. where local drummer andy has been playing clubs for nearly 30 years, living gig to gig with little or sometimes no health insurance. >> it's expensive. if you had any pre-existing conditions you were out of it. the nature of being a musician is a roller coaster ride. >> despite all the money that musicians bring in, over 76% of them have no axxess to group healthcare benefits. >> you would be surprised at the amount of people we've talked to in the last two
. indeed i am today the other. pollitt whole piece. us vice president joe biden says for relations with china to grow they must be built on trust his comments come amid disputes over the country's newly declared air defense identification zone. biden met with chinese said president she's thinking in the chain. china's state run television is reporting that preston explain his country's basic stance on the air defense of the mind and present she said the world as a whole was not tranquil. he added the only right choice facing china and the us is to strengthen dialogue and cooperation biden said the relationship between the two major powers must be based on trust. he added that as the basis on which real change is me the us vice president is on a six day tours to japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed with. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this wee
joe biden in china. can he stop what our allies see as alarming aggression in the east? >> this is a consequential relationship that will affect the course of the 21st century. >> new incriminating allegations about embattled toronto mayor rob ford. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine.
of a campaign rally. >> you know, you can see the picture of barack obama and joe biden standing together, if joe biden becomes the democratic nominee, and says this is a big [ bleep ]ing deal, good luck with this. >> and he tried to hit the reset button on his failed rollout of obama care. at the same time we get these reports that not only now is there not a payment mechanism in tonight, we knew there was no payment mechanism, but tonight we get the word that okay, their big fix which they refused to reveal for days and weeks, is they're just going to start cutting checks without that system being set up. we're going to trust the administration and the health insurance companies not to screw us. seriously. it is 9 i can say that. and people who made it through and signed up will find out in january when they go to have their operation that they have no health insurance. how is some reset button going to solve that problem? >> well, it ain't. and i think right now they're going to gas up some b-52s and start to drop money on the states, on the insurance companies and hope that some money
at 89 miles per hour. four people died, 60 were injured in the crash. vice president joe biden has arrived in beijing. he's meeting with leaders with the territorial dispute in japan. the fighting is heating up. tokyo on tuesday, joe biden emphasised u.s. support for japan. >> there are more protesters in the capital of kiev ukraine. demonstrators are demanding that the government step down. they are angry at the president rejecting closer ties. sneeze are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. you can always get the latest news on aljazeera.com. see you back here tomorrow night. need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to see what hell looks like. you come to the tannery and have a look at the tannery that should tell you how the hell looks like. ♪ >> good evening and thank you thanks for being with us. i'm joie c
an undertaker. it was not much of a campaign rally. uk see the picture of barack obama ask joe biden standing together the president saying this is a big bleeping deal. the same words joe biden said to him. good luck with this. >> good luck with this. >> president tried to hit the reset button on the failed rollout. at the same time, we get these reports that not only now is there not a payment mechanism in tonight but tonight we get word that okay. they're big fix which refused to reveal for days and weeks, the fix is they're just going to start cutting checks and doing it w out that system being set up. it's true it uch later, we're going to trust health insurance companies not to screw us. >> it's 9:ten. i can say. that up to 30% of according to news reports, 30% of the people sat on the web site for days in cases whoshg made it through and signed up will find out in january when they go to have the operation that, they have no health insurance how is some reset button going to solve that problem? >> well, it ain't. i think the plan is that they're going to just start dropping money over t
's birthday. >> vice president joe biden has arrived in china by a visit overshadowed by territorial dispute. it's hours after he blamed beijing for increases tensions over a group of islands. he said he would raise the issue with china's leaders. >> coming with much friendlier visits between u.s. and china, the leg of this tour will be business like. relationships were already strained in ongoing disputes over remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and t
been beaten and arrested. >>> vice president joe biden was in beijing today meeting with china's new president amid a ratcheting up of tensions in the region that has seen not only the usual inflammatory words but even the deployment of u.s. warplanes. chief washington correspondent james rosen brings us that story. >> reporter: in five and a half hours of talks that u.s. officials said were marked by casual candor, the chinese president said their two countries must build a new model for relations in order to deal with a world that is not tranquil. >> regional hot spot issues keep popping up and there are more pronounced challenges such as climate change. >> reporter: among those hot spot issues is china's declaration last month that it controls the airspace over a huge swath of the east china sea. the u.s. promptly flew b-52 bombers in the zone, but regional allies taiwan, japan, south korea remain on edge as a territorial dispute has escalated sky high. white house officials said biden reaffirmed that the u.s. does not recognize the air defense zone. >> the new model of great powe
by the fasters' tend on the mall. two weeks ago, vice president joe biden stopped in. for now, the activists seem less focused on the president than the man at the other end of pennsylvania avenue. reverend bernice king put it on tuesday -- >> so to our brother, mr. boehner, representative boehner, the best time is now. the right time is now. the correct time is now and the only time is now. >> in fact, the time may actually be now, raising hopes that reform might finally be passed in 2014. john boehner announced the hiring of a veteran immigration expert and former john mccain chief of staff rebecca talent. but no good deed goes unpunished, especially in the gop. as soon as boehner's new hire became republican, reform opponents pounced. head of the anti-reform center on immigration studies wrote, the republican party leadership really does seem dead set on satisfying corporate demands and trying to ram amnesty down the throats of its own voters. joining us now is professor at the lbj school of public policy at the university of texas, victoria s victoria soto. thank you, as always. i'm reminded
. apply online or visit a bank of america near you. >>> will have joe biden was in tokyo tuesday to show support for japan in the wake of the air zone. the united states is standing with japan over the matter, biden stopped short of demanding beijing remove the restriction. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. >> the vice president arrived in beijing early this morning where he plans to meet with china's president. seems like the house and senate will agree on a bill to extend the ban on manufacturing plastic firearms. the house approved the ten-year extension of the ban tuesday and the senate is expected to do the same when it returns from break next week. >> two skydivers in arizona have been killed in a mid air collision. witnesses say the two divers had opened parachutes when they ran into each other causing them to fall about 250 feet. the third skydiver was taken to a nearby hospital. space x launched the first commercial satellite mission into space on tuesday after two previous delays. the launch marks the first florida launch.
islands joe biden declared support for japan. >> we the us ar united states ae concerned about the attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. he will bring up the island controversy in the leaders in babeijing the u.s. is obligatedy treaty to defend japan and it's at thterritories. >> in thailand another day of the protest in the streets of bangkok. but instead they work together. the police allowing the anti-government protestors inside government headquarters and the prime minister calling on police to refrain from violence demonstrators have been protesting corruption in the government and have called on the prime minister to step down. and in ukraine 300,00 300,000 rd in kiev. they are angry at the president for rejecting closer ties with the european union in favor of russia. secretary osecretary of state ks decided to skip a visit there this week and urged the government to listen to it's people. >> it's 20 minutes to the top of the hour america tonight is coming up joie chen is standing by to tell us what is on her program. >> good evening, john. , nice to see you. >> w
and a half years. sales climbed nearly 9% in november. much more still ahead. vice-president joe biden does nothing to ease tension in the south china sea. in fact, he blasts the territorial claims and its air defenses down and former secretaries of state kissinger and schulz lay out the strategy to stop the iranian marched to a nuclear break up. judith miller, dr. while the ferris join us. also, the latest math, reading and is tied -- science test scores of u.s. students revealing the new promise of a new age of american exceptional as an. the shocking statistics for you in tonight's "chalk talk". we're coming right back. ♪ president obama pushing his troubled health care plan. and he says no matter how much it stinks', it is not going to be repealed. we will be taking that up with congressman and dr. paul brown it has a diagnosis of his own next. ♪ as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. fina
there was a breach in confidentiality. >> vice president joe biden is on a week-long trip to asia
. >>> overseas now, vice president joe biden said the u.s. and china must expand practical cooperation. biden arrives in tokyo today. his visit comes as china and japan are in the midst of a territorial dispute. china is claiming airspace over islands japan says are theirs. biden says the u.s. was deeply concerned about the action and promises to raise the issue when he meets with china's president later today. >>> coming up on the "morning news" now, a skydiving tragedy. two people are killed after they collide hundreds of feet above the ground in arizona. this is the "cbs morning news." >>> in belgium, more than 130 >>> coming up on the "morning news" now, a skydiving tragedy. two people are killed after they collide hundreds of feet above the ground in arizona. this is the "cbs morning news." , buttery and flakey. that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? maint. testing mdpc-03 f1 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 12345 ab maint. testing mdpc-03 f1 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 12345 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 67890 cbs
curve. >> he caught himself too late. >> president joe biden arrived in beijing to talk to the vice president. he publicly rebuked china in recent days. >> two sky divers dead after colliding during a jump south of phoenix. >> $18 billion in red. the city of detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. >> labor unions plan to appeal. >> there's going to be pain for a lot of different people. >> lawson arrived preparing to give evidence in the trial of her two former assist ents. >> the space shuttle has launched. >> all that -- >> for some reason he threw it into the crowd. that's one of the stranger things you'll see. >> you've had a lot of success without a mush tach. you look like a baby lam. >> the capitol is brighter after getting holiday glitz. >> three, two, one. on "cbs this morning." >>> an international report card for schools has four grades for u.s. students. in math it was well below average. >> luckily american students will never understand because they're 85th in reading. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. again bad wea
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
fleeing. we will tell you all about it and what happened. plus, joe biden is visiting china right now. this comes at a time of high tension and the vice president is making a big request to chinese students. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? jon: a texas man on the run after police say that he murdered his girlfriend. it was all caught on tape. we have patti ann browne with more on that. reporter: , that is right, he is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and burning her body. eleven days ago he was pulled over in buffalo, texas. it was captured on the police dashboard camera. the officer did not realize that a suspicious man was morgan, but he tried to pull a pistol out from his waistband. during the struggle, police say that morgan had butted him untrendy officer. after falling to the ground, he got up and was able to get away. in a manhunt continues for the fugitive who is al
papers. the "wall street journal." vice president joe biden is in chosen this morning trying to smooth over growing tensions in the region. ability an hour ago, he held a meeting with chosen's president, who was supposed to focus on trade. >> that has been overshadowed sense china expanded its airspace into territory disputed by japan. >> this is a san francisco chronicle. they are on pace for its best sales year sense 2007. great news. experts seized 15 million vehicles in october. chrysler is leading the pack. their sales are up 16%. >> new york teams. news week announced it will return to print early next year after ending publication last year. the magazine is struggling to address to the digital age and was the kwon verted to an online publication by its prior owner the daily boast. ibt media purchased newswoke in august to pay for the move. it hopes to expand circulation to 100,000 readers during its first year back on shelves. >> and the usa today sales for sony's play station 4 topped 2 million world wide andrew scarborough. after three weeks on the market in north america the
lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high level
there was a breach in confidentiality. >> vice president joe biden is on a week-long trip to asia to ease tensions. the plane arrived in china and plans to bring up the island controversy in beijing. while in japan he voiced support. >> the president is defending the health care website. t the white house will campaign for the site. the deadline is 23rd december to register register: you can get the latest online with aljazeera.com. need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to see what hell looks like. you come to the tannery and have a look at the tannery that should tell you how the hell looks like. ♪ >> good evening and thank you thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. >> it was not much of a surprise detroit's financial concerns are well known and it produced every indication that something dramatic had to be done. >> as the city ma
. >>> and we'll tell you why england's cricketers are seeking redemption ♪ >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says he is deeply concerned about china's introduction of an air defense zone in the east china sea. al jazeera's rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: smiles for the cameras, but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the anger of america's allies in their standoff with china. but biden knows he has to stop short of damaging chinese and u.s. relations. for the chinese president, the need to look strong in his neighbor's eyes, while redefining the very nature of cha >> stephanie:'s relationship with america. >> the first test what the president has referred to is the great power and new great power relationships. great power rivalries in the past have lead to war, and the new relationship should head for peace. how this great power relationship is going to play out remaining to be seen. >> as biden arrived in beijing, state-run media was already carrying criticism, warning america of the perils offing tyking sides. >> you are candid and you are constru
say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was supposed to talk trade on his trip to china, instead it is talking about air space zone. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are meeting in brussels. the deal would allow u.s. and nato troops to stay in the country until 2014. >>> hezbollah is blaming [ inaudible ] for the shooting of this man outside of his home in beirut. those are the headlines. i'm stephanie sy. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in banking. >>> hello. i am antonio mora. we begin with outrageous hospital bills. the mysterious methods hospitals use often puzzle experts. how can
be used to make a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is arriving in beijing. the vice president made today with the vice president. both u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> time is 6:15. the family of nelson mandela says he's putting up a courageous fight but he is still very, very ill. in september the former south african president was released from the hospital. he's been getting home based medical attention since leaving the hospital. his family says he is still strong and courageous despite the fact he is extremely ill. >>> no comment from the white house after a massachusetts judge ruled on the immigration status of president obama's uncle. the uncle made no comments either. he was facing possible deportation back to kenya but the court ruled he will be allowed to stay here in the u.s. even though he's been living for almost 50 years illegally here in the u.s.. his record shows he arrived in this country on a student visa in 1963 and never left. despite being ordered to go back home in 1991. he became publicly known when he was arrested for drunk d
president joe biden is now in china. its the second stop of his week long trip to asia. you are looking at video of the vice president there arriving in beijing. he met today with china's president. so far neither have made any public comments about a new chinese air defense zone. that has become a major point of friction in asia. >>> there is new information about the 85-year-old palo alto man that has been detained for more than a month in north korea. the san jose mercury news says he led a unit of gorilla fighters that inflicted heavy casualties on communist fighters. he reached out to a group before his trip and planned to meet them. and there is word this morning that former basketball star dennis rodman is heading back to north korea. rodman will make his third visit to the country on december 18th to help train the north korean basketball team for an exhibition team against former nba players in january. on his last trip in february he watched a basketball game sitting next to the north korean leader kim jong un. >>> the golden stator war -- state warriors won. and it was one of
is the strongest in the world. joe biden is testing the u.s.-chinese relationship. >> challenge the government. challenge your teachers. challenge religious leaders. >> wow, okay. the president spoke at the u.s. embassy in beijing where he met students seeking visas to the united states. a state run chinese neighbor accused the u.s. of taking japan's side over a group of disputed islands. hezbollah is blaming israel of one of its senior commanders, israel is denying those allegations. hezbollah leader was assassinated outside of his home in beirut. we have more about the leader and what his death means to the mostly shia muslim group. >> reporter: in the driving rain hezbollah prepared to put to rest one of its most senior commanders, a funeral in the mainly shia city where he grew up. in life little was known about the secretive leader. in death, some background is emerging. he had been a key figure in operations against israel 37 his place in hezbollah dating back to the '80's. he's thought to have played a part in the war against israel. his son was one of the fighters who died in an airstr
program that has an impact on one sixth of the economy. this is a big deal to quote joe biden. so -- [ laughter ] but we're going to keep on working on it and improving it and refining it. if we see a problem we're going to fix it. but we're not repealing it. not as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> particularly because the folks criticizing it don't seem to have any ideas in terms of how to reduce costs and insure millions of people get cover for the first time. >> we're listening as president obama addresses 140 described as youth leaders. let's go back to bill pascrell. the president said the same thing yesterday, as long as he's president this law will not be repealed and moving full steam ahead. today we're hearing from speaker boehner's office and the strategy appears is that they continue to highlight individual stories about canceled plans and higher costs. not reacting to the president's challenge and asking if there's a better idea. what's your reaction? >> speaker boehner was -- would move advance his position a lot further if he put in the good examples as well as
president, joe biden. the president called biden an old friend, braised u.s./china relations. biden described the relationship between the two countries as full of promise. their public remarks gave no hint of the tensions right now between the u.s. and china concerning air space over the east china sea. however, senior officials traveling with the vice president say during private talks, biden told the president the u.s. does not recognize china's newly declared air defense zone, and the u.s. has, quote, deep concerns about the situation. >>> just six days, the house goes on vacation. and there's lots of work to do. so why are some members right now talking about aliens? we're talking about space aliens. we'll get to the bottom of this, get to the bottom of this when we get back. 1ñp ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. is heading out of town for the holidays. some members of the house are now choosing to spend their remaining time raising some eyebrows this m
this is a big deal. to quote joe biden. if you are a student body president, set up a conference on campus, if you are a bartender have a happy hour. >> really? this is how you talk up the president's signature legislation by joking about going to a bar. the president asking young american to talk up the supposed benefit of the law to their friends disby three house hearings revealing more questions than answer. here is the latest dr. singer, surgeon and col scholar at cato institute. >> thank you. gerri: we have new numbers today from harvard, 57% disapprove of obamacare, idea that 2.5 million of them are signing up is preposterous, fewer than a third uninsured are likely to sign up for obamacare, this is shocking whether you dig down into the numbers, do they surprise you? >>no, actually when you think about it, you talk about people who prior to passage of the affordable care act, if they were going to buy health insurance it would be something that would be you uncover catastrophic expenses, they high deductible to use their disposable income to best use, now you are asking the same pe
cuts in pensions are expected for city workers. >>> vice president joe biden is wrapping up his trip to japan, where the focus was china. he and the japanese prime minister discussed how to deal with china's declaration of the east china sea which until recently has been known and still is international airspace. chinese says all aircraft including passenger airlines must now get approval to fly through the zone or face possible military action. vice president biden will travel to beijing tomorrow. >>> in the hot seat. today, the editor of "the guardian" defended the newspaper's decision to publish information from edward snowden. the editor said he only released about 1% of the material that was given to them by the former nsa contractor. scotland yard, meantime, confirmed today it is investigating whether "the garden" should face terrorism charges for publishing high-level security secrets. and that is your "world tonight." >> thank you, janelle. >>> take a look. an amazing story of survival. a man is found alive inside the hull of a sunken tugboat after being trapped underwater fo
now heads to the senate. in japan, visiting vice president joe biden rebuked china for imposing an air defense zone over islands that tokyo also claims. he said the u.s. is "deeply concerned." the vice president travels to china tomorrow. we'll focus on what's fueling the tensions in the east china sea later in the program. protests eased today in thailand as the prime minister ordered police to avoid new confrontations with demonstrators demanding her ouster. days of violence had left four people dead and more than 250 hurt. we have a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a p
up for insurance coverage. >>> overseas, vice president joe biden is in asia trying to ease tensions between japan and china. countries are fighting over a group of islands. in tokyo today, biden said the u.s. stands with japan. those are the headlines at this ho hour. i am john siegenthaler seeing. consider th "consider this" with antone i don't mora is next. you can always get the latest news on acceljazeera.com. we will see you at 11:00 o'clock. >> can getting stitches put you in the poor house? medical costs have skyrocketed with sometimes absurd results. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals get away with it? th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns about the drinks' safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in the brave new w
joe biden. the president called biden an old friend and praised u.s.-china relations. biden described the relationship between the two countries as full of promise. their public remarks gave no hint of the tension, however, between the united states and china concerning air space over the east china sea. however, senior officials traveling with the vice president say during private talks, biden told the president that the u.s. does not recognize china's newly declared air defense zone over that disputed area and that the u.s. has deep concerns about the situation that this is about as delicate as a regional situation can get. yesterday, biden assured japanese leaders that he would push china over the issue. >> we will, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> and that is the big fear, of course. this dispute could put tys with china to the test. we got word from a senior administration official that mr. biden did
viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: tensions in the east china sea hovered over vice president joe biden's visit to beijing today. u.s. officials say he and chinese president xi jinping traded arguments over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's
over china's new air defense zone, vice president joe biden is in beijing today for discussions with the chinese president. the air defense zone controls islands controlled by japan but claimed by china. the vice president's east asia trip was supposed to focus on trade and the economy, but this issue has taken center stage. >>> the website had one million visitors on monday, but can obama care reach its goal of getting seven million people signed up by march? we're doing the math and getting wonky with ezra klein coming up. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. 3w4r 3w4r57. >>> republicans are not backing off on their appeals to repair obama care. at a white house event touting the fixes and the benefits of the affordable care act, president obama drew a line in the sand. >> i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> let's bring in senator pat toomey, republican from p
gap is real. >> this is a big deal to quote joe biden. >> the president also appealed to another key part of his base when a youth summit gathered at the white house. mr. obama answered critics who says he has been avoiding an affordable care act nickname. >> i know people call this law obama care. that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. i care about you. i care about -- >> the president made this policy pitch today knowing full well republicans in congress will not go for it, but that fits the president's political goals for the upcoming year. not only taking the fight in the upcoming state of the union speech, but in the coming months election cycle. >> let's continue with gloria bor borger. what is the president attempting to establish today? >> one is an issue of poverty and inequality. he started his career organizing poor people in chicago. this is an issue i thought he would come back to in this term and he has. the other part of this is look, this is not much different from the conversation we had in 2012 about -- it's equality stupid. he is taking it back to the issues
august 17th.and was not completely contained until october 24th. >> vice president joe biden's wednesday meeting in beijing with chinese president xi jinping is likely to be tense amid a dispute over airspace. yesterday, biden stood in japan and publicly rebuked china for trying to enforce its will on its neighbors by declaring its airspace over islands in the east china sea that it and japan both claim. >> an unwanted animal was left outside in the cold sunday night at contra costa county animal services in martinez. this is the pitbull found tied to a fence outside the animal shelter the manager of the facility says that pets being dumped by their owners. sadly, is not uncommon this time of year. >> "we call it holiday dumping which is a collective term for. craziness that's happening." >> officials at contra costa county animal services say they will put the abandoned pit bull up for adoption. hoping to find this big, lovable guy a suitable home. >> richmond's anti- smoking laws are some of the toughest on record. and there is a new step to expand those laws to include e-cigarettes. t
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